Marijuana: Where Do The 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand

By  //  February 8, 2016

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Presidential candidates rarely speak of it except when specifically asked, but make no mistake, marijuana policy is a player in the agenda of the 2016 presidential election campaign. (Newsday.com image)

Presidential candidates rarely speak of it except when specifically asked, but make no mistake, marijuana policy is a player in the agenda of the 2016 presidential election campaign. (Newsday.com image)

(SunshineStateNews.com) – Presidential candidates rarely speak of it except when specifically asked, but make no mistake, marijuana policy is a player in the agenda of the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Candidates from both parties have staked out a wide array of positions on the issue — each of them has a record on it. None has actually advocated for legalization except, perhaps, Bernie Sanders, who in November introduced the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act in the Senate.

Meanwhile, the pro-legalization advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released its “Voters Guide to the 2016 Presidential Race,” detailing the candidates’ positions on marijuana policy and assigning them grades based on where they stand.

We offer some of MPP’s “Voters Guide” material now, plus other pertinent information about the candidates’ positions.

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Remember, MPP is a pro-pot group. Said its spokesperson Mason Tvert, “Voters should know which candidates support rolling back prohibition and which ones are fighting to maintain it.”

From this group, a grade of “A” means the candidate is most apt to want marijuana fully legalized; a grade of “F” means full-blown opposition to legalization, in any form.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE CANDIDATES’ POSITIONS


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